Monday, August 18, 2008
Roses & Acorns
Now that my enthusiastic support for Michael Phelps has succeeded in helping him win those eight gold medals, I can return to thinking about other important things like tea parties (I've got one coming up in a week) and decorating for the golden season that's just around the corner. When my mom and I went antiquing last weekend (the Rome/Adairsville area), I found THE perfect platter for fall teas. It's a nice size, about 9 x 13 inches, and it features the roses I so love intermingled with the oak leaves and acorns of fall.
This platter has an interesting edge treatment. It's got an iridescent green finish (which is hard to photograph, I learned), but it looks like leaves were somehow stenciled onto the edge. Can you see them? I hope so, because I think they're really pretty.
There's some crazing too, but no chips or cracks, so I'll probably use this for serving scones or madeleines.
Perhaps I was just weary of summer, but I definitely had other seasons on the brain during that shopping jaunt. I rarely buy anything with red in it, but this small teapot was just $3 and said "Christmas decor" to me.
Closer to home (Gail's Antiques in Senoia), I found this sweet pink teacup and saucer with roses. It's not like I *needed* another pink teacup and saucer, but when I find a really pretty one for a good price, I just look at it as stocking my future tearoom!